Century of Lies
This week: The First 60 days of Prop 64. We hear from CA State Senator Mike McGuire, CA State Assembly Member Jim Wood, Tim Ricard with the Sonoma County Economic Development Board, Hezekiah Allen with the California Growers Association, and Amanda Reiman, PhD.
Guest(s): Mike McGuire
This week, we discuss pain and pain treatment with Professor Beth Darnall, PhD, a pain psychologist, clinical scientist, and clinical professor at Stanford University. Plus, the March For Our Lives #MarchForOurLives is March 24 in cities and towns across the United States.
Guest(s): Beth Darnall
An effort in the state of Colorado to prevent overdose deaths suffered a setback in the Colorado Legislature on February 14. The Co Senate's State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee held a hearing on Senate Bill 40, Substance Use Disorder Harm Reduction. The measure was not approved and has been postponed indefinitely. Experts in public health and public safety along with people who have lost family members to overdose and others who are concerned about the community testified overwhelmingly in support of Senate Bill 40. On this edition of Century of Lies, we hear from some of them.
Guest(s): Doug McVay
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
The White House has chosen a new drug czar; Oregon legislators are working to set up mental health checkups for all law enforcement officers in that state; and we hear more about the state of civil rights in the United States.
Guest(s): Doug McVay
This week on Century of Lies we continue our look at the state of marijuana legalization in the US; we hear from Vanita Gupta with the Leadership Council on Civil and Human Rights on the state of civil rights in America; and we pay tribute to the legendary activist Dennis Peron, who died in late January.
Guest(s): Vanita Gupta
A new report by the Drug Policy Alliance, From Prohibition to Progress: A Status Report on Marijuana Legalization, demonstrates how and why marijuana legalization is working so far, On this week's show, we hear from: Jolene Forman, Staff Attorney, Drug Policy Alliance (report author); Representative Reggie Jones-Sawyer, California State Assembly Member and author of the Legal Cannabis Protection Act; Representative Jonathan Singer, General Assembly Member, Colorado; Shaleen Title, Commissioner, Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission; and Roseanne Scotti, Senior Director of Resident States and New Jersey State Director, Drug Policy Alliance (moderator).
Guest(s): Jolene Forman
The UK House of Parliament held a debate recently on safe injection sites, otherwise known as drug consumption rooms. On today's show, we hear from Ronnie Cowan, MP from Inverclyde; Thangam Debbonaire, MP for Bristol West; and Alison Thewliss, MP for Glasgow Central.
Guest(s): Ronnie Cowan
Committees of the New York State Assembly hear about marijuana legalization from panels of experts, and Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) speaks on the House floor about marijuana law reform.
Guest(s): Earl Blumenauer
Movement leaders and elected officials are speaking out against this week's decision by the current administration to rescind previous guidelines on marijuana enforcement, returning to the policies of the Bush and Clinton eras. On this week's show, we hear from a leading Congressional drug policy reformer, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ).
Guest(s): Cory Booker